A non-profit education and service public charity (501 c3)

Women's International Center





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Volunteer for WIC:

Send an e-mail with your name, phone, e-mail address, areas of interest to Executive Volunteer Coordinator squincy [@] wic.org   760 815  587two and/or team [@] wic.org 858 759 356seven

Whether you can spare one hour a year/week/day, the world via WIC needs YOU!

Some current Women's International Center volunteer positions include:
Fundraising Events Coordinator
Fundraiser Program Coordinator
Customer Service Representative
Ticket Sales Coordinator and Staff
Marketing Coordinator
Administration - Newsletter, Email Correspondence, Contacts Coordinator
Public Relations including Press Release Coordinator and Writer
LLA Recipient Biography Writers
Web work - blog contributors and social networking affiliates
Database maintenance
Scholarship Research to identify worthy recipients of scholarship funding

WIC iToes Instructional Tools for Online Education Network creators - including creating, locating and getting permission to post more online resources that women internationally may use, assuming they have a web connection, and/or also resources that schools k-12 internationally may use. 

Volunteer positions for Living Legacy Awards Gala include:
Event Coordinator, Living Legacy Awards
Press Release Coordinator & Staff
Memorabilia Gallery Coordinator & Staff
Memorabilia Program Coordinator & Staff
Silent Auction and Raffle Coordinator & Staff (Collection and display of items)
WIC Membership Sales & Memorabilia Program Sales Coordinator & Staff
Event Staff, Miscellaneous
Producer and Editors, Memorabilia CD and/or DVD
Day of:
1.     Registration
2.     Silent auction
3.     Ushering
4.     Stage assistance
5.     Last minute purchases 

Supporting Information on Volunteering for WIC:
To volunteer for WIC, please send an email to Executive Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Quincy squincy [@] wic.org or to team [@] wic.org. We have a WIC legal waiver for volunteers to sign. The list of volunteer activities above is only a partial list, since we are a growing organization and we are always open to new ideas and opportunities made available to us that we can help promote. We celebrate our volunteers and have watched some move from volunteer work at WIC to heading up film festivals and becoming independent health professionals, and more. WIC cannot guarantee volunteer safety, so volunteers are responsible for their choices, and if volunteers prefer providing simply phone support - for instance - this is a helpful contribution.

Brief History:
The Women's International Center Living Legacy Awards were founded when Gloria J. Lane was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she wanted to make her life's mission to honor women. She currently resides in the La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation home and her advanced disease keeps her from being able to conduct business online and on the telephone to the extent that she would like, so a team of us around her keep the organization going. More on Gloria: http://web.me.com/uromastyx.studio/WIC/bio05/GloriaJLane.html  The Living Legacy Awards have been presented to more than 200 ground breaking individuals from around the world whose good works have benefitted society. What presenting an LLA to someone means to our organization is the pride of knowing we are one of the oldest groups to honor women and that we bring together like-minded people unified behind the celebration of women's good works.

Volunteering for WIC and Foreign Assistance:
In past years, we have had a larger operating budget, and recently, we have been able to focus mainly on our Living Legacy Awards and funding scholarships that include programs that help women in danger, for instance Helia La Jeunesse's Women Victim to Victim. We do have active relationships with various international affiliates that are run by either partners or Living Legacy Award recipients, for instance Jean Colarusso's Friends of the Poor in Mexico and Nigeria. Below are some organizations that we refer volunteers to:

Here are some of the current refugee projects we refer WIC volunteers to:
Project Refuge founded by Dory Beatrice, in support of Somali and East African refugees: http://www.projectrefuge.org (Rotary International is a WIC Outstanding Organization Award recipient)
Alliance for African Assistance: http://www.alliance-for-africa.org/volunteer.php  The Alliance and WIC were partners of the La Jolla Playhouse in 2010 in support of relief work on behalf of women victims of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Helping women who are victims of domestic violence:
License to Freedom: WIC Outstanding Organization Award recipient. http://www.licensetofreedom.org/index.htm  Stopping domestic violence in refugee and immigrant communities in San Diego County
Women's Resource Center - Volunteer Training http://www.wrcsd.org/howToHelp/helpVolTrng.htm WIC Outstanding Organization Award recipient.

For health-related volunteer work:
Sharp Hospitals (Mary Birch for Women, Mesa Vista, Vista Pacifica etc) -   http://www.sharp.com/jobs/volunteer-opportunities.cfm

Education using Spanish:
Americas Foundation - Founder Christine Brady Living Legacy Award recipient, Americas Foundation builds and operates the La Esperanza Schools in Tijuana to help children develop their talents  - http://americasfoundation.net/volunteering.php

Thai language activities:
Organizing Thai Meetup Groups for Language and Culture: http://www.meetup.com/sdthailanguageandculture/

Union of Pan Asian Communities in SD UPAC Serving the Asian, Pacific Islander and Other Ethnic Communities of San Diego County http://www.upacsd.com/volunteer/  
San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre occasionally has volunteer needs http://asianamericanrep.org/

Educational Programs:
WIC does not have a physical building and is essentially a network of individuals connected virtually online. While in the past we had hoped to raise funds to build a center, we now prefer to use existing spaces in the interest of going green sustainably by reducing construction and protecting the environment. We do not teach reading and writing as a specific program of WIC, but do provide online teaching materials via our iTOES network (Instructional Tools for Online Education). We also support educational institutions via our scholarships, for instance to The Americas Foundation in Tijuana and the William Kupiac Academy for Girls in Nigeria. Since we do not have a formal class structure via WIC, we do not teach women's rights or feminism specifically as a subject, but by doing what we do - recognizing and encouraging women and individuals who have made a difference in support of women worldwide - our mission is feminist and in support of women's rights worldwide. We want to grow our educational programs at WIC and one of our main objectives is to provide educational resources on the web via WIC's iTOES Network.

Showcasing our Living Legacy Award Honorees:
By showcasing our many Living Legacy Award honorees, we hope to inspire others to emulate the brave examples of heroic women and men, like Mary Hill, http://www.speakermary.com, former SDSU Athletic Director - 1st woman athletic director in US, at Colorado State - who helped get first sports scholarships to women as part of Title IX. We recommend listening to to Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook, on women in the work force, she explains that women need to negotiate strongly going in to jobs in order to reduce the wage gap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uDutylDa4

Counseling via WIC:
We provide some public support in the form of psychological counseling of trauma survivors, refugees, domestic abuse survivors, and more. Dr Saila Harada is our principal counsellor. We do not solely refer people to others, but do, for instance, highly recommend organizations like License to Freedom in El Cajon to Middle Eastern women coming to or already in San Diego, since they are the only Arabic language domestic abuse educational resource in San Diego, as of 2011, to our knowledge.

WIC has representatives elsewhere, but San Diego is our center. We are growing chapters abroad and have active dialogues with chapter directors in Shanghai, Taipei, Rio de Janiero, Lille, France, The Netherlands and elsewhere.

Bionic Sisters Productions:
BSP is an independent record label that has helped WIC for many years increase its web presence and outreach as well as internet support. http://.www.bionicsisters.com BSP does promotional work on behalf of clients like the World Trade Center, French Chamber of Commerce, and others, which increases its ability to bring more exposure in an international arena to the objectives, scholarships, and iTOES Network of WIC. 

About Women's International Center Executive Volunteer Coordinator:

Sarah M. Quincy

Motivated by her strong support of the Women’s International Center’s mission to ‘acknowledge, honor, encourage and educate women’, Sarah requested to serve as Executive Volunteer Coordinator for the Women’s International Center.

Sarah currently works as an Administrative Assistant for ProTec Building Services in the Facilities Maintenance Department.  She focuses on logistical coordination for building engineers at over twenty-five downtown condominiums. In winter 2010, Sarah was appointed San Diego Repair California Director.  She opened the San Diego Campaign Office, directed, recruited and trained employees for a statewide budget reform campaign.
In fall 2009, when Sarah returned to San Diego with her Masters in International Human Rights from the London School of Economics, she worked as a Contract Law Clerk for Attorney Binh Bui at the American International Practice Group in San Diego.  She researched legal regulations and composed and presented legal business-oriented guidelines to clients.
Immediately following her Masters in London in 2007, Sarah interned at Human Rights Watch in Geneva.  She contributed by reporting, analyzing and composing reports about United Nations Human Rights Council member states’ policy changes during United Nations Human Rights Council sessions.
Passionate about reporting and improving human rights, Sarah also interned at the International Federation of Human Right in Paris in 2007.  Surrounded by French colleagues, she investigated, composed and presented reports about Sudanese and Chinese human rights policies in French and English.
In preparation for her Masters degree, in 2005-2006, Sarah worked in Washington D.C. as Research Assistant for a diplomatic columnist.  Sarah conducted in-person interviews with foreign ambassadors and state officials.  She also contributed to writing and editing ambassador profile articles for The Washington Post, The Washington Diplomat and The Washington Life.
Shortly after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and French Literature from U.C. Santa Barbara in 2003, Sarah worked as an Administrative Assistant for Campaign Media Analysis Group.   There, she collected and tracked political advertisement data from televised and printed political advertisements.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Women’s International Center, please contact Sarah Quincy squincy[@]wic.org.


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